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    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol: 8, Page: 2-5,Clifford Beers Foundation

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    This article discusses the range of mental health and psychological issues discussed in this edition of the journal


    A fundamental attribute of mental health promotion is empowerment (MacDonald, 1998), that is, the giving of power and the authorising and enabling of others to undertake a part in an event. For this to be effective, power must be shared among the stakeholders. However, despite this strong emphasis on empowerment in the mental health promotion literature, it is striking how little attention is directed towards power relations in the settings in which mental health promotion programmes have been developed (Green et al, 2000). For this issue of the Journal we have chosen five papers from across the globe. The first study investigated the enrolment rate of parents of 5-12-year-old children in a community parenting program, using a clinically viable recruitment strategy. Another paper evaluates the work of a two-year mental health promotion initiative for those affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland. Our penultimate paper, 'Working collaboratively: prescriptions for healthy learning - an example of success', was presented recently at the Promoting Mental Health and Well-being Conference in London. Other papers describe a service to support the families and children of mentally ill parents in Finland and review the dimensions of capacity building in school mental health. I would like to conclude with a special tribute to Professor George Albee who died on 8th July at his home in Florida. A psychologist and former President of the American Psychological Association, Professor Albee was a member of President Carter's Commission on Mental Health and author of more than 200 articles and books on the merit of mental illness prevention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)


    Michael Murray

    Study Type:

    Non Study Papers » Discussion paper, review, commentary, letter »


    1462-3730 Accession Number: 2006-11845-001. First Author & Affiliation: Murray, Michael; Clifford Beers Foundation, United Kingdom. Other Journal Title: International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. Release Date: 20060925. Publication Type: Journal, (0100) Peer Reviewed Journal, (0110). Media Covered: Print. Media Available: Electronic; Print. Document Type: Editorial. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Empowerment; Health Promotion; Mental Health; Mental Health Services; Program Development. Minor Descriptor: Community Services; Mental Disorders; Parents; Psychologists; Schools; War. Classification: Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness (3365) . Population: Human (10)



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